Antivirus Studio 2010 Removal Instructions

This Antivirus Studio 2010 removal guide does have a VIDEO to help you out.

Description: Antivirus Studio 2010 is a bogus security client that attempts to trick and scare the user into thinking they are infected with a virus.

Upon boot the user is notified that their computer is sending out spam e-mail that that your IP is being reported to the Police. This is ALL a lie. This is the real virus and they are simply attempting to scare you into making a purchase. This program will also block all your real security client and most other programs. In testing we were able to get the Browser working just fine but were being re-directed to the FAKE virus website and instructed to make a purchase.

All the viruses that this program picks up are FAKE and again its used to trick users into making a purchase.

Antivirus Studio 2010

Antivirus Studio 2010

» Download Antivirus Studio 2010 Removal Software

If your are infected with this threat you need to take action right away. The below removal guide and video will help instruct you on how to remove this threat from XP Windows 7 and Windows Vista.

Antivirus Studio 2010 Removal Video

Remove Antivirus Studio 2010

Antivirus Studio 2010 Manual Removal Procedures

  • AntiVirus Studio 2010.exe
  • securitycenter.exe
  • securityhelper.exe
  • load.exe ( MAY BE NAMED SOMETHING DIFFERENT. However you can identify this file path in the msconfig menu as shown in the video

Top Stop this process you can browse to the file location and re-name the file like we did in the video above then reboot your computer and delete the above files. You may also be able to open up the Task Manager the very second you log into the computer and then terminate the above processes and delete them.

Windows XP:

  • %Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Local Settings\Application Data\AntiVirus Studio 2010
  • %Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Local Settings\Application Data\AntiVirus Studio 2010\securitycenter.exe
  • load.exe ( MAY BE NAMED SOMETHING DIFFERENT. However you can identify this file path in the msconfig menu as shown in the video

Vista and Windows 7

  • C:\Users\[UserName]\AppData\Roaming\AntiVirus Studio 2010\AntiVirus Studio 2010.exe
  • C:\Users\[UserName]\AppData\Roaming\AntiVirus Studio 2010\securitycenter.exe
  • load.exe ( MAY BE NAMED SOMETHING DIFFERENT. However you can identify this file path in the msconfig menu as shown in the video

Directories:

Delete the following files

XP

  • %Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Local Settings\Application Data\AntiVirus Studio 2010
  • %Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Local Settings\Application Data\AntiVirus Studio 2010\securitycenter.exe
  • load.exe ( MAY BE NAMED SOMETHING DIFFERENT. However you can identify this file path in the msconfig menu as shown in the video

Windows 7 and Vista

  • C:\Users\[UserName]\AppData\Roaming\AntiVirus Studio 2010\AntiVirus Studio 2010.exe
  • C:\Users\[UserName]\AppData\Roaming\AntiVirus Studio 2010\
  • C:\Users\Jacob\AppData\Roaming\AntiVirus Studio 2010\taskmgr.dll
  • C:\Users\Jacob\AppData\Roaming\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Antivirus Studio 2010\Activate Antivirus Studio 2010.lnk
  • load.exe ( MAY BE NAMED SOMETHING DIFFERENT. However you can identify this file path in the msconfig menu as shown in the video

Antivirus Studio 2010 Registry Removal Procedures

Removing files and folders alone is not sufficient to completely remove Antivirus Studio 2010. The following keys and settings should also be removed from the Windows registry to complete Antivirus Studio 2010 removal:

  • HKCU:Software/Antivirus Studio 2010
    HKCU:Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Explorer/StartPage/NewShortcuts
    HKCU:Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run/AntiVirus Studio 2010
    HKCU:Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run/securitycenter

AT this time you should of been able to kill off most of this virus if not all of it. You now need to run a full virus scan. We recommend you download Spyware Doctor with Antivirus

UPDATE LOG:

Users should also run  disk cleanup to empty out the temp folders and recycling bin.  While in most cases it's not needed we do recommend it.

Outside Resources:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-antivirus-studio-2010

http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=64337

RemoveVirus.org cannot be held liable for any damages that may occur from using our community virus removal guides. Viruses cause damage and unless you know what you are doing you may loose your data. We strongly suggest you backup your data before you attempt to remove any virus. Each product or service is a trademark of their respective company. We do make a commission off of each product we recommend. This is how removevirus.org is able to keep writing our virus removal guides. All Free based antivirus scanners recommended on this site are limited. This means they may not be fully functional and limited in use. A free trial scan allows you to see if that security client can pick up the virus you are infected with.